Are there any steadfast rules when it comes to vinyl/synthetic siding?

Yes, you should be aware of the following:

  • Jumping (siding over existing window and door casings) is not permitted.
  • Siding shall closely match the original siding in placement, size, proportion and general appearance.
  • Window and door trim, if covered with vinyl trim, shall closely match the original wood casing in appearance.
  • Siding shall not be applied over brick, stone, stucco or other masonry surfaces.
  • Siding shall not be grained to resemble wood (real wood siding does not have a raised wood grain.
  • Siding shall be installed in such as manner as to minimize damage to the historic siding beneath.

Contact the Building Department at 216-291-4900 for more information.

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1. What are the hours for obtaining a building permit?
2. I am thinking about installing vinyl/synthetic siding on my home. Is there anything I should know?
3. Why should I be concerned with the historic character of my home?
4. What type of permit is needed to install vinyl siding?
5. What is involved in obtaining a building permit to have vinyl siding installed on my home?
6. If I wanted to cover over a window or a door on my home with vinyl/synthetic siding, what should I do?
7. Are there any steadfast rules when it comes to vinyl/synthetic siding?
8. For what are Building Permits required?
9. What happens if work begins without a building permit?
10. Who should get the building permit - my contractor or me?
11. Should permits be posted?
12. Will my work be inspected when it is finished?